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Enemies Closer (2013)

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Deep within a forest on the U.S.-Canadian border, two sworn enemies must work together to escape a ruthless drug cartel hell-bent on retrieving a drug shipment which went missing there.

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Peter Hyams

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Everett Scott ... Henry
Jean-Claude Van Damme ... Xander
Orlando Jones ... Clay
Linzey Cocker ... Kayla
Christopher Robbie Christopher Robbie ... Sanderson
Zachary Baharov ... Saul (as Zahari Baharov)
Dimo Alexiev Dimo Alexiev ... Morris
Kris Van Damme ... Francois
Vlado Mihailov Vlado Mihailov ... Jean (as Vladimir Mihailov)
Teodor Tsolov Teodor Tsolov ... Eto (as Teodor Tzolov)
Hristo Mitzkov Hristo Mitzkov ... Wooton
Ryan Spike Dauner Ryan Spike Dauner ... Spota (as Ryan Dauner - Spike)
Jonas Talkington Jonas Talkington ... I.C.E. Leader
Paul Jenkins Paul Jenkins ... I.C.E. Agent #1
Atanas Srebrev ... I.C.E. Agent #2
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Storyline

Forest ranger and Ex-Navy SEAL Henry is forced by the drug cartel to help retrieve a major shipment of drugs which went missing on the US-Canadian border. While in the woods, he runs into a man who has a vendetta against him, but both men must struggle to escape the forest and defeat the cartel, while at odds and at knife's edge with each other. Written by Anon

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Keep your friends close.

Genres:

Action | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jean-Claude Van Damme was not originally cast as the villain, but both his casting and the characterization of Xander as an eccentric madman were suggested by director Peter Hyams. See more »

Goofs

Upon discovering that their fellow CBP officers were killed, the proper protocol for the two officers who discovered the murders would have been to immediately draw their firearms to safeguard against a remaining potential threat AND to radio or phone for backup. The backup that arrived would have been substantial in the form of a sea of CBP officers and Border Patrol agents, with state, provincial, and local police arriving on "both sides of the border" to begin canvassing the area for the dangerous suspects. Instead, the two officers violated CBP's departmental protocol by not calling for backup, and pursuing the assailants by themselves through a dark forest. Not surprisingly, this ended up being a costly mistake. See more »

Quotes

Xander: [his last lines] Fucking gasoline! I knew it'll ruin everything!
[laughs maniacally as the boat explodes]
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Alternate Versions

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Connections

References The Untouchables (1987) See more »

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Van Damme is Back.. but no longer an avenger.
29 November 2013 | by living-articleSee all my reviews

When I first sat down to watch this movie; I was certain Jean-Claude was going to disappoint me in his old age. Boy, was I wrong. While certainly not a blockbuster, This film is sure to entertain. At first Glance, Some of the acting seemed a bit cheesy, and poorly done; take for Instance when One of our female characters meet with the protagonist, I knew something was being foreshadowed by the way they had this particular eye contact; and of course was later revealed. Not many movies nowadays I can honestly say I would enjoy viewing again, this is one of those. And Jean-Claude's ending line was hilarious; most definitely setting the movies ending.


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Language:

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Release Date:

24 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enemies Closer See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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2.39 : 1
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